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The Christmas Miracle

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by :iconpearls-of-dreams: here
by :iconflobelebelebobele: here
by :iconnightwhisper67: here
by :iconxeena-dragonkizz: here
by :iconmomotte2: here
by :iconkalosysart: here
by :iconposerfan-stock: here

Happy holidays to everyone!

Some details can be seen closer here and here.

Well, this time let me tell you a little more than I usually do in the write-ups.

The inspiration. The evident answer would be of course :iconalexanderjansson: And yes, he is. But not necessarily in the way you might think. Or not just that way. He is wonderful and breathtaking, however, for me the best service he did was, to remind me again and again of one of the most peculiar and fantastic artists I have ever met, Arnold Gross. You might not have heard of him (even Hungarians don't know Gross too well; yes, he is Hungarian), so let me show you what I am talking about:
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and here...
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and here...
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Since :iconalexanderjansson: appeared in my spectrum I have been toying with the idea of creating something Arnold Gross-ish. One of the results is my 'New Moon Rises' picture - and now this one. Can't even deny that this one is... well... a bit gross (bad joke, I know).

So who was the real influence? I am afraid that's a question you have to answer...

I think this was the largest file I have ever worked with in the photomanip genre; I like to work with at least 3000 px/300 dpi anyway but this was more than 5000 px (shorter side). So I ended up with a Photoshop file of about 1.3 GB (!) in the end with 250+ layers, etc. My new comp handled it like a dream, no delays, fast, effective. Was fun! Oh, and I LOOOOOOVE the Puppet Warp tool! Would not have even started this without it!

And now the credits:

:iconnastiaosipovastock: model

:iconindigodeep: background (partial)

:icondennytang: smoke brushes

:iconfrostbo: snow brushes

:iconredheadstock: spanish moss brushes

:iconpranilestock: creepy tree, tassels, pine trees, decorative bush, mushroom 1, mushroom 2

:iconcamelfobia: fence

:iconideasplayer: mist brushes

The other elements (plenty of them!) are from these places:

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[link] (windows)

Disclaimer:

I hereby declare that, to the best of my knowledge every element that is not listed above (there is hardly any) is from my legitimate personal resources or painted by me.

Let me know if I have forgotten anything.

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Art-Fashion-History's avatar
Sooooooooo amazing!!!
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Thanks a lot for your visits and lots of comments, Sylvie! 
MiReinoEncantado's avatar
Es increíble!!! Me encanta!!!!
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Muchas gracias, querida! Me alegro de que te guste. :heart:
happylama10's avatar
Really love your work!!
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DarkPhoria3D's avatar
This is a stunning and incredibly elaborate and imaginative piece of work. :jawdrop: WOW!
sampung-piso's avatar
my jaw dropped. this is amazing!
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Thank you kindly - you are too nice! :hug:
RunePixie's avatar
Wow. Just wow.I love your work.
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Glad you do! Thank you. :heart:
KalosysArt's avatar
Merry Christmas! and feature here: [link]
AFineWar's avatar
This is really incredible Kinga. Wonderfully imaginative scene, love it :heart:
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Your artwork is currently featured in #Clear-Cut's Happy Holidays journal. [link]

If you do not wish to be featured, please let us know and it will be removed.

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KingaBritschgi's avatar
Thank you very much! :heart: :hug:
frenchfox's avatar
Very beautifully imaginative ! :star:
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Thank you, Renard! :heart:
Momotte2's avatar
Your wonderful work is featured in my journal ! [link]

Merry christmas to you ! :iconcraciun7:
KingaBritschgi's avatar
Thanks so much, Momotte! :hug:
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